Keke Coutee has been waiting for the chance to break out with the Houston Texans for a number of years now. He likely won’t get a better opportunity than in 2021.
Coutee has spent a three seasons with the Houston Texans after being drafted in the fourth round in 2018. He seemed to always find himself on the bad side of previous head coach Bill O’Brien, and didn’t get consistent opportunities to show his ability.
The former Texas Tech standout has only been active for 23 regular season games and one playoff game in his short career. Coutee has had some struggles with consistency and in ’20 struggled to hold on to the ball. Coutee fumbled the ball four times in ’20, including a stretch of three straight games where he coughed up the ball up.
However, there is something about playing the division rival Indianapolis Colts that brings out the best in Coutee. He has only reached 100 yards in a game three times, all coming against the Colts, including the 2018 playoffs which was his rookie season.
If Coutee can find a way to get on the field consistently, and harness whatever it is that the Colts bring out of him, he’ll have a chance to earn snaps as the slot receiver. The issue isn’t if he can produce, but if he can do it each and every game.